4 arrested, 1 cited after damaged roof leads to drug bust

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Four people were arrested Friday after deputied responded to reports of a damaged roof and numerous drugs were found inside the home.

The incident began Friday when deputies received reports that a roof had blown off a residence on Misty Mountain Drive. When he and other deputies arrived, they found a large amount of debris and metal roofing scattered around the yard and saw the metal roof peeled back on one section of the home.

Deputies made contact with six adults in different rooms inside the home, with illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain sight.

After further investigation by the deputies and Narcotics agents assigned to the Fifth Judicial Drug Task Force, they discovered a two-year-old girl, and a baggy of heroin and needles inside of her diaper bag.

Deputies contacted DCS and the child was removed from the home. Deputies and narcotics agents arrested four of the adults and cited another.

The following individuals were arrested:

Oliver Thomas Hicks, 50, Irwin Avenue, Maryville. Hicks is charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine) for resale and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (heroin) for resale. Hicks is being held on bonds totaling $160,000 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. February 13.

• Katherine McRee Collins, 36, South Magnolia St., Maryville. Collins is charged with possession of a Schedule III controlled substance (Suboxone) and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (crystal methamphetamine). She is being held on bonds totaling $18,000 pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. February 13.

• Erica Lynn Pelfrey, 29, Everett Avenue, Maryville. Pelfrey is charged with child abuse and neglect, and cited with simple possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (heroin). She is also being held on two warrants for failure to appear in court on prior charges. She is being held on a $10,000 bond on the drug charge, and held without bond on the warrants. She will appear in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. February 13.

• Saprina Marie Correll, 36, Willow Branch Circle, Maryville. Correll was taken into custody on warrants for violation of probation (felony) and failure to appear. She is being held without bond pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 1:30 p.m. February 13 and 9 a.m. February 15.

• Susan M. Decker, 60, Lawrence Avenue, Maryville. Decker was cited with simple possession of a Schedule I controlled substance (heroin) and released.

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